The Lie

It was a lie.
I knew as soon as it tumbled from your lips.
You couldn’t hold my gaze
Without fumbling
Chocking
Slipping
The ache from your heart seeping through your eyes
I don’t love you anymore.
Five words strong enough to split my lip
Fill my ribcage with blood
Rolling over,
And over,
And over,
In my head
Like a broken bottle.
Tossed to the pavement
After you down the last mouthful
Of vodka and saliva
Just get over me, you said.
I promised I would.
And then I laughed.
While tears filled my lungs
Because your fingers stroked my bare hips
Your lips against my throat
And I couldn’t think
Couldn’t breathe
Your hands were on me
But we were drifting
Sinking
Slipping
To a place where there was only loneliness
I bit my lip until I found the answer
I don’t love you either
I let the words ring in my ears
Over and
Over
Until I almost believed them
Then opening my mouth
I lied.

The Lie

visualmetaphor

Tumut, Australia

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Artist's Description

Love can cause us to do stupid
things; sometimes it means trying
our hardest to stop our lover from
being hurt – even if that means
hurting us.

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